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Beitbridge Border Post Congestion Persists

  • Sithandekile Mhlanga

Trucks are reportedly blocking both the exit and entry sides of the border, and some accuse ZIMRA of insisting to carry-out long searches without adequate staff to carry-out the task.

Trucks are reportedly blocking both the exit and entry sides of the border, and some accuse ZIMRA of insisting to carry-out long searches without adequate staff to carry-out the task.

ZIMRA has reportedly dispatched a team from its loss and control department to investigate the development

Congestion at the Beitbridge border post continued Tuesday, with most commercial cargo stuck at the border since last Friday, and truckers and agents blaming the delays on the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA).

ZIMRA has reportedly dispatched a team from its loss and control department to investigate the development, which has also resulted in processing trucks from the South African side of the border into Zimbabwe.

Trucks are reportedly blocking both the exit and entry sides of the border, and some accuse ZIMRA of insisting to carry-out long searches without adequate staff to carry-out the task.

A trucking company operator who spoke to Studio 7 confirmed the development and said he has been trying to get his trucks cleared since Saturday last week.

Pumula legislator and member of the parliament's transport portfolio committee Albert Mhlanga tells V-O-A reporter Sithandekile Mhlanga the problem at the border post could also be a result of corruption by some government officials.

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